This backpacking trail has a total elevation difference of 3,044 feet which is a higher than average number. This wilderness trail sometimes gets very dry, so donít forget to check for any current fire restrictions before you go. You should count on this hike taking about 8 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This is a one trailhead backpacking trail, so you'll be backcountry trekking it in and back out. This hiking trail goes through some very different elevations, and that means that some parts of the hiking trail could be very different from other parts of it. Long Ridge Trail is 8.8 miles long it's a mid length backcountry trek. Keep in mind that this is a long wilderness trail, so don't forget to pack enough supplies.